Portico Transformation

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Located in the Willo Historic District, this Portico Transformation is one of our favorites. Originally an open courtyard, this space had been enclosed by a previous owner. They had done a wonderful job of constructing a beautiful wall full of windows along one side and a gorgeous front door. The roof, however, was leaking due to the use of corrugated fiberglass panels. Our job was to properly rebuild the roof, while preserving the fabulous wall of windows.

the tile…

Originally, this home had been tiled with an inexpensive white ceramic tile and the steps leading into the house were dangerous. We installed an embossed Mexican manganese tile laid in a rug pattern. We also redesigned the walkway and steps to have a more organic flow.

natural light…

The two front windows in this space had no glass, screens only. It did keep out the bugs, but the room was exposed to the elements. A drop-down soffit originally divided the space between the portico walkway and the fiberglass ceiling. This space depended on an evaporative cooling system that conflicted with the home’s refrigerated air conditioning. In order to better maintain the home’s cool air, we installed a new ductless air conditioning unit. Our homeowners requested as much natural light as we could give them, so we installed four frosted skylights and added two operable glass windows where there were screens only. Recessed lighting and a chandelier completed the lighting portion of this remodel.

and the winner is…

We are very proud of this Portico Transformation. Tri-Lite Builders was awarded Contractor of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, winning in the category of Interior Remodel under $100,000. We have been invited back into this home multiple times by the homeowners to complete an entire home makeover.

 

If you would like to make an appointment for a free, in-home consultation, please call Steve at 480-895-3442 or email Steve@TriLiteBuilders.com.